Rye’s chance to clinch league title

Rye Town manager/goalkeeper is sidelined by a rib injury.
Rye Town manager/goalkeeper is sidelined by a rib injury.

Rye Town Football Club has the chance to secure the league title today (Saturday).

Town will guarantee themselves top spot in Macron East Sussex Football League Division One if they win their penultimate league game of the season at home to Icklesham Casuals.

Kick-off at The Salts - in what is also Rye’s last home fixture of the campaign - is 3pm.

Rye manager/goalkeeper Shane Ridgers is still out with a rib injury and Adam Hurley may don the gloves to allow Richard ‘Alfie’ Weller to return to the forward line.

Rye are 16 points clear of fourth-placed Bexhill Town - the only team who can mathematically catch them - having played four more matches.

Bexhill suffered their first league defeat of the season with a 5-2 loss away to neighbours Little Common II last weekend.

Rye have won 14 and drawn one of their 16 league games to date. The second of those victories was a 5-1 success in September’s reverse fixture away to Icklesham.

Rye’s final league match, away to Bexhill, has been brought forward to Saturday April 8.

All at Rye Town FC send their best wishes to player Kevin Earl following the death of his grandmother.

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